Meeting your therapy needs at every intersection in life.
Your search has brought you to this intersection in life of seeking help from a mental health professional to cope with life’s challenges. Our therapists help individuals who are struggling with challenges related to:
LGBTQIA+ Competent Therapy
People of Color Issues
Adjusting to Major Life Changes
We have therapists and art therapists located in Center City, Philadelphia, here to help you navigate through the mean streets of your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
"There is no such thing as single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives."
WHAT TO EXPECT AT INTERSECTION THERAPY
Since 2012, I have provided mental health services in multiple settings and levels on the East Coast including hospitals, schools, local communities, and private practice. Today’s on-the-go lifestyle can be overwhelming with the demands met between your home, work, and social circles and our team at Intersection Therapy is here to guide you through those challenges. Our goal is to help you understand the levels of intersectionality in your life and find creative ways to cope, create a road map, and implement effective change.
Implementing effective psychotherapy methods including art therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), verbal counseling, and humor to promote introspection. It is important to recognize therapy as a healing process that takes time and acquired patience which is role modeled in sessions with our patients, no matter your age or role in life.
As the founder of Intersection Therapy, I want to ensure your safety by looking both ways, internally and externally. Taking small steps into any intersection of life will make the journey more meaningful for you.
Founder of Intersection Therapy
In art therapy sessions, we’ll work to resolve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior through creative expression. No matter your age or skill level, making the subconscious, conscious through art making allows individuals to flourish.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION
AND REPROCESSING (EMDR)
Through EMDR therapy sessions, you’ll work to resolve past, current, and future concerns while improving positive thinking and behavior. EMDR will help you re-frame your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. You will confidently find a new understanding of your self and your values.
TRADITIONAL TALK THERAPY
Through time, language has made many feel empowered as well as defeated. Exploring the comfort of your words and narrative is important to set yourself up to achieve your goals. Our therapists will be the listening ear, sounding board, as well as the active reflection you need to keep you accountable.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT THERAPY
Noticing your child's challenges can be heartbreaking and overwhelming. Child Development Therapy sessions help promote positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances for patients and their caregivers. These sessions can increase resiliency while your child works to develop healthy social, emotional, and behavioral responses.
Building a Safer Home
If you’re looking for quality Family Therapy sessions with a professional that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. Our therapists guide families every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards coexisting. Remember, sharing one couch in one room for 50 minutes is progress!
Therapy at your Fingertips
Being able to meet your needs is our first priority. Offering telehealth sessions in today's world is not uncommon and making therapy accessible for you within your scheduling needs is important to us. Let's talk about the benefits of teletherapy for you!
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE SUPERVISION
LPC and Art Therapists
Finding the right supervisor does not have to be as difficult as navigating through the State Board website. Mike provides a safe space for supervisees to process through their professional needs and offer an additional lens to mental health professionals, even post-licensure.
CORPORATE DISRUPTIVE EVENT MANAGEMENT
Here For Your Company
Cultural Assessments (CCA), Disruptive Event Management (DEM) sessions, or additional EAP Support with a certified Disruptive Event Management consultant help small and large companies navigate through unexpected events. We can tailor therapeutic based methods for your employees to develop new work-life attitudes towards the various challenges your company may be facing.
Meet Our Team
HANNAH MULLER (she/her)
MA, Art Therapist
Hello, my name is Hannah Muller, thank you for taking some time to read about me. I currently hold a master's degree in art therapy from Marywood University and am working towards my board certification and licensure. I have experience counseling a wide array of clients utilizing both cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy interventions, and enjoy facilitating individual and group therapy.
As an art therapist and psychotherapist, I utilize a humanistic and person-centered approach in sessions in order to foster client empowerment, catered to each unique individual's needs. I believe that the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client is vital to the therapeutic setting, and so I strive to achieve a creative, judgement free, and empathetic environment for sessions to transpire. As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I aim to advocate for my clients through assisting them in a way that will promote lasting differences individually, communally, and systemically. When differences are celebrated rather than shamed, this fosters connection and validation of lived experiences.
My goal for my clients is to help them identify their unhelpful thought patterns and coping strategies, reframe these, and then implement new learned techniques in order to help better themselves. I enjoy utilizing symbolism, metaphor, and creative expression, while helping clients recognize and process strong emotions, increase self-worth and decrease present stress and anxiety. I strive to enable my clients to see the beautiful strengths and capabilities within themselves throughout the therapeutic process.
MICHAEL GALARRAGA (he/him)
LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC, CSOTP
I am a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. Meeting individuals where they are, I provide art therapy, EMDR, and verbal counseling interchangeably. I often find myself encouraging individuals to face their own ambivalence to process the uncomfortable topics brought out in therapy through artistic introspection. Finding the words to describe your life challenges and accomplishments will be made conscious through various creative processes in our sessions together.
Originally from New York City and living in different communities throughout my adult life, I have learned to blend empathy, support, equality, and validation in life events that you are needing to process. I received my undergraduate degrees in Psychobiology and Studio Art from SUNY Binghamton University and my graduate degree in
Art Therapy and Counseling at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The best way to provide you the appropriate space for change is meeting you where you are as it pertains to your journey for change. I have worked in various settings within the mental health community including residential treatment, acute inpatient, alternative and regular education, in-home based counseling, and most recently private practice serving children, adolescents, adults, families, and individuals in relationships. As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, I hope to provide a safe therapeutic space to individuals within my community.
I look forward to building a lasting therapeutic alliance with you at whatever intersection of life you are in.
JORDAN ROE (she/her)
MA, Pre-Licensed Therapist
Hi! My name is Jordan Roe, and I’m a pre-licensed therapist at Intersection Therapy with my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. I offer a nonjudgmental space with clients for them to explore their own mental health. Coming from a psychodynamic orientation, I empower clients to reflect on how their past experiences inform their current thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
I provide talk therapy sessions (in-person and online) informed by person-centered, trauma-informed, feminist and multicultural therapies, seeking to understand my clients’ unique needs and individual circumstances depending on how they personally exist within various social systems. Drawing from acceptance-based, solution-focused, and creative techniques and interventions, I seek to, as Irvin Yalom puts it, “create a new therapy for each patient,” by collaborating with clients on how they wish to work.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, providing affirming treatment for every client is my priority, and that empathic validation is especially crucial in working with clients who identify as existing under the queer umbrella. I hope to form a trusting, respectful therapeutic relationship with all of my clients in which they feel comfortable imagining their most intentional, self-compassionate, and empowered selves.
I look forward to meeting you and learning your story from the person that knows it the best–you.
ASHLEY DILWORTH (she/her)
My name is Ashley Dilworth and I am a Counseling Intern at Intersection Therapy. I am currently completing my masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. First, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to learn about me and consider therapy. Life can be challenging at times and I offer a welcoming space to meet you where you are and support you on your mental health journey.
As a certified yoga instructor and therapist, I believe in the power of our thoughts. This is what drew me to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It's a term that explores the connection between one's thoughts and its connections to their actions. While working together we can explore how negative thought patterns can ricochet into our daily lives. In doing so, the goal is to help influence actions and relationships to better track with your goals.
Short blog reads to guide your healing thought walks and help you look both ways!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It’s normal and encouraged for patients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a therapist. Below are answers to some questions we receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
IS THERAPY FOR ME?If you are asking yourself this question, then yes! We say this light-heartedly because we all have different challenges in life that we come across. Starting therapy can be the best self-care routine that you incorporate into your schedule. Patients often tell us that they feel so safe allowing their brain to just be free and dump the stressors of life into their sessions. Incorporating art therapy, reprocessing techniques, and humor allows for us to find a sensitive balance for your needs. Contact us today to explore how Intersection Therapy can help you!
CAN I START THERAPY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?Yes! You can start meeting with your therapist via telehealth and create a plan for your intersection of healing and recovery during this pandemic. We are not currently offering in-person sessions at this time. Video sessions are held over a HIPAA compliant video session server to protect your privacy and confidentiality at this time. Our hope is that we can meet in person soon some day soon!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?Intersection Therapy, LLC is conveniently located at 245 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Our office is located in Center City, Philadelphia, only a few blocks from the Concourse, City Hall, and Rittenhouse Square. Navigate to Intersection Therapy, LLC through Google here! We are easy to get to through SEPTA bus and rail.
HOW LONG ARE THERAPY SESSIONS?Sessions are 50 minutes long. Extended sessions may be offered if recommended.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?Although we do not accept health insurance, our services may be covered in full or in-part by your health insurance as "Out-of-Network Mental Health/Behavioral Health Services." Please contact your insurance company and ask if you have "Out-of-Network Outpatient Mental Health/Behavioral Health Benefits." Please check your coverage by asking questions such as: Do I have out-of-network, outpatient, mental health/behavioral health insurance benefits? What is my deductible and has it been met? How many sessions per year does my health plan cover? What is the coverage amount per therapy session? Is a referral required from my primary care physician?
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE?Sliding scale fee services are available on a limited basis for clients with financial difficulties. Our counseling intern session rates are placed at a lower fee schedule than our pre-licensed and licensed clinicians to bridge accessibility for counseling services!
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?Please let your therapist know within 24 hours if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Otherwise, you will incur a late cancel/no show fee. Emergencies happen and your therapist is willing to reschedule as their schedule allows to avoid interruption of your progress in therapy.